A downloadable Game Pencil for Windows and Linux

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Game Pencil Engine


Game Pencil is a 2D video game creation tool. It was created from the ground up to create wonderful console, desktop and web games.

The dynamic architecture of the engine is friendly for common programmers and inviting for newcomers in the field of game design. With the usage of minimum "Drag n Drop" components in the editor it allows games to be built intelligently and also openly.

GitHub Issue Support System

You can now submit issues via our GitHub Issues. Let's make Game Pencil the best Engine it can be!

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Key Features

  • Nicely organized game projects.
  • Cross-platform game engine editor.
  • Predictive code editor.
  • Easy to work with game engine.
  • Exported source code available without obfuscation.


  • Intuitive to use game editor.
  • Component System for Object and Scene editors.
  • Unlimited Game Resources allowed.
  • Multiple Projects opened at once.
  • First Game Engine Editor built using the much coveted SDL library.
  • Editor built in C/C++ with constant upgrades.
  • Conservative file size.
  • Liberal functionality for modest price.


  • Object oriented game design.
  • Structural integrity in objects, scenes and functions.
  • HTML5 export extendable to consoles and desktop.


  • Full JavaScript code editor.
  • One Language, multiple platforms.
  • Custom CSS styling for html5 games.
  • Custom HTML5 coding for HTML5 games.
  • Robust object oriented JavaScript structure.
  • Strict mode enforced coding.
  • Easy to learn professional language.


  • Great camera system.
  • Great for 2D games.
  • Sprites, textures and tilesheets supported.
  • Geometry rendering supported.
  • Access to modify the engine or simply create functions for more even .more lush beautiful graphical support and effects.


  • Built-In Audio Grouping system.
  • Built-In Fallback system for cross-platform compatibility.


  • Classic Canvas HTML5 Export - Built in.
  • Consoles Exports[NDA required].
  • Desktop Export[Mac, Windows & Linux using Electron].

Game Pencil's Future

The Game Pencil Engine will receive constant updates. It's not just a product for you to buy, it's the engine that we, at PawByte, use to develop all of our games


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Page Credits

Background image created by p0ss[http://opengameart.org/node/9037]

PawByte, Nathan Hurde
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date Jun 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Made withSDL
Tags2D, coding, console, desktop, gamedev, Game engine, GameMaker, gamepencil, html5
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
LinksSteam, Homepage, Community


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

gpe_triangle_test_dec112021_v3.zip 13 MB
Game Pencil Engine 1.3.0 [WINDOWS] [ALPHA] 30 MB
Version 1.2.1 Edition [WINDOWS][ RELEASE CANDIDATE] 30 MB
Version 1.2.1 Edition [ RC] [ SOURCE] 492 kB
Version 1.1.4 Edition [ RC] [ SOURCE] 32 MB
Version 1.1.3 Edition [WINDOWS][ RELEASE CANDIDATE] 16 MB
Version 1.1.3 Edition [LINUX][ RELEASE CANDIDATE] 14 MB
Version 1.1.3 Edition [ RC] [ SOURCE] 13 MB
1.2.5 [ SOURCE BACKUP ] 589 kB

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